From head-turning design through to the dynamic drive and the innovative technology at your fingertips, there are plenty of reasons to give XE a try. Here are 9 of the best.
1. It’s designed like a sports car
Whether you’re behind the wheel or admiring from afar, XE’s sports car origins are clear. Its long bonnet and short rear overhang are quintessentially Jaguar. XE has taken styling cues from F-TYPE, which in turn takes inspiration from E-type. And what’s more, this design helps to give XE real sports car performance – with a drag rating of 0.26Cd, it’s one of the most aerodynamic Jaguars ever. In the driver’s seat you’ll also feel its sports car spirit, with a steering wheel inspired by F-TYPE.
2. It’s built like a sports car
Lightweight Aluminium Architecture and advanced suspension are the root of XE’s dynamic driving talents. The body of XE is 75% aluminium, more than any other car in its class. This gives it exceptional agility through the corners as well as contributing to its efficient fuel economy. Its double wishbone front suspension and integral rear link suspension also give you that extra feeling through each twist in the road. Whether you’re cruising on the M1 or winding your way through the Welsh hills, you’ll feel that XE has been built to perform, from the ground up.
3. Excellent total cost of ownership
XE doesn’t just appeal to the heart with pulse-racing performance. It appeals to the head, too, by delivering on the running costs that matter. Our 2.0 163ps diesel Ingenium engine achieves 75mpg and 99g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle – making XE the most efficient Jaguar ever. That also means class-leading Benefit in Kind tax of 19%. And what’s more, XE offers the best residual value and the lowest depreciation in its class. It’s a car that delivers every day, whether you’re driving for business or pleasure.
4. It’s the safest car in its class in 2015
With a 5* Euro NCAP rating, you can trust XE – it’s been tested as the safest car in its class in 2015. Standard features such as Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Traffic Sign Recognition support you on any road, helping you to be safer whether you’re commuting or heading out on a cross-country trip. With XE, you’ll have confidence that it’s not just you with your eyes on the road.
5. XE is a Jaguar for any weather
XE’s optional All Wheel Drive will keep you going in any weather. Jaguar All Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is predictive as well as reactive, working to stop you losing grip in the first place. It moves torque from the rear to the front wheels when the conditions worsen, intelligently putting the power where you need it most. That means XE will keep you going with confidence, no matter what the winter throws at you – from snow and ice to mud and rain. So when others are held back, you can get to your destination safely and reliably. Find out more about Jaguar All Wheel Drive here.
6. All Surface Progress Control
XE’s All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) is a unique feature in this class of car. It acts as a low-speed cruise control at speeds of 2-19mph, helping you to maintain progress in low traction conditions. ASPC holds your speed at exactly what you want, up or down hill, so you can concentrate on steering. Whether traversing muddy tracks or heavy snow, it’s there to give you extra peace of mind when you need it.
7. Enjoy F-TYPE derived technology
XE is intelligent, with technologies derived from F-TYPE to optimise performance at every turn. You’ll take countryside lanes in your stride with Torque Vectoring, minimising understeer through subtle independent braking of the inside rear wheels. Adaptive Dynamics, available on selected powertrains and transmissions, can also adjust its response to your driving style. Configurable Dynamics gives you full control over how XE responds, available as standard on XE S and optional on other selected models. With this feature you can define everything from throttle mapping to gearbox shift points and steering – so you get exactly the response you want, no matter how challenging the road
8. Stay more connected than ever with InControl
InControl is XE’s command centre, offering you connected services right on your dashboard. Upgrade to InControl Touch Pro for added features like smartphone-connected door-to-door routing, natural voice control and more. You can even interact with your car straight from your smartphone – InControl Remote lets you check your fuel levels and see your journey history from your phone. InControl Remote Premium takes this a step further, letting you lock your doors, check your windows, and pre-warm* or pre-cool* your cabin from the palm of your hand.
*on suitably equipped vehicles.
9. And finally – it’s an award winner
XE is no stranger to the limelight, receiving 47 awards so far from across the automotive world. It has achieved fleet honours as Fleet World’s Best New Car, and has been named an Autocar Game Changer for establishing a new class benchmark for handling. Auto Express has also named it Best Compact Executive Car 2016 two years in a row. And it’s not just the awards that put XE ahead of the pack, either – the reviews are in. Find out the full verdict on XE here.